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Accident: 81126.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Wood Mats And Is Killed

Accident: 81126.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/17/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1106618.01511/18/2015Babineaux Construction, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on November 17, 2015, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a co nstruction company, were engaged in site clearing for a pipeline construction pr oject. Employee #1 was standing near a trailer as Coworker #1 operated an excav ator. Coworker #1 was using the claws of the excavator to place heavy wood mats onto the trailer. Each wood mat measured 8 inches thick by 4 inches wide by 18 feet long and weighed 3,000 pounds. The wood mats fell from the excavator claw s and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: construction, excavation, excavator, falling object, installing, material handling, pipeline, struck by, wood slab
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1106618.015 30 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause:

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